Well it feels a bit like it's getting somewhat tiresome, me apologising every time I write a post - because I haven't written a post for ages. So I'm not going to apologise. I'm not the best blogger in the world anyway, but add to that all the various health issues I have and it doesn't add up to great continuity.
There's not much I can do about it so I guess I just have to keep smiling and get on with it! I just want to thank all of you who faithfully visit here every so often, maybe hoping for a new post or news of a new product. I'm lucky really, I have lots of wonderful supportive friends in the scrapbook industry. Julie, the store owner at ESS is amazing. She's a very patient and 'with it' lady and a good friend. She never nags me or gives me a hard time, just expresses delight when I manage to produce something new! The most frustrating thing for me is that the will is there, but the physical capability isn't.
Add to all that the issues that almost everyone faces, like running a home, looking after family, and I just never seem to have the time to design as much as I'd like, and when I do design, that's my creative outlet, so marketing and blog posting etc come way down the list :( I'll share more 'life' stuff below but first I'll show you my new goodies, all available at eScape & Scrap and on sale at 25% off until 10th November!
It's been 2 years since Pete & I moved into this bungalow and we still aren't straight. Pete works 12 hours shifts, that plus travel time doesn't leave time for much else. And although I try to do what I can, there's a lot I can't do without a strong pair of hands. I made a massive effort when we first moved in, and got rid of a lot of unnecessary stuff. But then I just ran out of steam. This year we have tried to get the garden sorted a little bit. One wonders why when it hasn't been nice enough to sit in it all summer! It was sort of accidental but we seem to have veered towards pots rather than actual planting. I suppose that's OK as we can move them around then. I actually bought a raspberry bush and a pomegranate bush. Haha, I don't like either but my Mum loves pomegranates so I thought it'd be nice to be able to take her some. I also bought 2 Bay trees and some tulips, hydrangea, crocus, allium and primroses. And I have started growing seeds too, so far I have planted cornflowers from seeds, and apple trees from the seeds out of my apples! I know these won;t bear fruit unless we can pollinate them but they still make a nice small tree if grown in a pot. My cornflowers were doing so well and then I potted the seedlings and they went outside where I can see them from the kitchen window. And they died :( or at least they seemed to. For a couple of weeks I kept glancing out to see the flattened seedlings and felt very sad, but then one day we had a bit of rare sunshine and suddenly, they were standing up again. They haven't flowered yet but at least they haven't died and they are looking quite healthy so I'm hopeful!
As for the house, well we just had the last room, the kitchen decorated. Now it's just a matter of getting it all straight. Once again bad health this week has hindered me but we are making slow progress. Once the kitchen is straight, I have to blitz my bedroom but that's mainly my craft stuff and clothes! My wardrobe fell to bit when we moved so everything has been stacked up in bags ever since. I finally got a new wardrobe and it's now up and the bedroom rearranged so now it just all needs unpacking and putting away. Then the final tweaks need putting to the living room and finally the hall (storage) cupboard. I did this when we first moved in but as each room has been done I have found more things that need storing and I'm now thinking that all the stuff in the cupboard hasn't been touched since it went in there, so do I need it? Probably not! I swear I am never moving again, ever!
Well if you made it this far, well done and thank you
Until next time, hugs x